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Complimenting typeface

In need of some help! Im using bebas neue and I'm trying to find a complimenting typeface to go with it, but i can't seem to find any that match it as its quite a harsh typeface.

I had thought of using a bold serif to accompany it? any suggestions?



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Try and find a font that has similar x height and kerning, width of letters and etc. this will give a feeling of homogeneity.

Try the serif fonts that are thin, the same weight, or a lot thicker - but don't go a "bit thinner", or "about the same weight" or "a little bigger" - as it will look like a mistake.

There really is no rule about it -

Setup a line of type in Bebas

Setup the same line of type and cycle through different fonts and compare it and just go with your gut on it.
What about it makes you feel it works well? I don't mean to sound condescending, I am just interested in the way other people see fonts.

I think Georgia is like Times New Romans fat cousin.
I'm not 100% sure about it but there's just something in my mind that makes me think it works but I just can't pin what it is. I think it's the 'opposites attract' idea.